Yoga Etiquette

We have put together the following Top 10 Tips to ensure the best yoga experience for everyone…

  1. Please arrive on time. If you are new to our studio please arrive a few minutes early. (For Hot Yoga please arrive at least 15 minutes early.) Arriving late can be very disruptive to the class and the instructor.
  2. Wear appropriate and comfortable exercise clothing. No shoes allowed in the Yoga rooms.
  3. Please be mindful of personal hygiene. Go easy on strong colognes, perfumes or other scents that may offend, compromise breathing or the practice of other students.
  4. Please leave all large items (ie coats, shoes, gym bags, etc) in provided cubbies or out in the lobby. You are welcomed to have your wallet and other small objects with you, along with water, towel and mat, of course.
  5. Please silence your phones or other electronics and refrain from texting during class. This is very distracting to the instructor as well as other students. (Please note: the heat is said to be damaging to your cell phone.)
  6. While our studio prides itself on its warm, friendly, judgement-free environment, we ask that you please refrain from conversations during the actual class, and especially during savasana (final resting pose).
  7. If you need to leave early, please do so before savasana (final resting pose) to avoid disrupting others. Keep in mind that savasana is an essential component to a true yoga practice. Honor yourself with a few minutes of rest.
  8. Pace yourself! If at any time you are struggling or are having difficulty breathing, come out of the pose and focus on regulating your breath while laying down, sitting, or in Child’s Pose. Remember, yoga is not about getting the pose perfectly, but connecting with your body, breath, mind and spirit! If you are in Hot Yoga, avoid walking out of class as the change in temperature could shock the system.
  9. If there is chance of inclement weather, please check our Facebook page, email or call the studio for class cancellations; as a general rule, we follow the Abington school district weather delays and school closing schedule.
  10. Smile and have fun! Yoga is one of the greatest tools to keeping a positive attitude and getting healthy. Don’t expect a miracle though, as with anything – consistency is key! One class per week is better than none, two is terrific, three or more is ideal.

In a nutshell, respect yourself, your instructor, and your peers.